Photo by Jake O’Donnell
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM at Honor Roll Park, 489 Winthrop Street in Medford, Mayor Michael J. McGlynn will host a press conference to announce that Medford veterans who served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) names will be added to Honor Roll Park. (77) Medford residents served during Operation Desert Storm, and (348) Medford residents served during OIF/OEF. OIF/OEF Veterans will be present at the press conference. All will be added to the monument.
At the press conference, Mayor McGlynn will discuss plans for the solemn dedication ceremony which will take place on November 3, 2013, at Honor Roll Park. First dedicated in 2005, to the 10,902 Medford residents who served in World War II and expanded in 2007 to honor Medford residents who served in Korea (3,344) and Vietnam (2,730), Honor Roll Park will again expand to honor all Medford residents who served during our most recent conflicts.
Funding for the Park has been provided by public/private partnerships and municipal funds in access of $700,000 thus far. The ceremonies have honored and will continue to honor, all of our veterans with a deep sense of respect for the sacrifice, dedication and courage displayed by their service in our military.